3 Secret Benefits of Honey That Will Blow Your Mind

Why we should all beelieve in the magic of bees.

Honey needs no introduction. It is sweet. It is delicious. It is liquid gold sent down directly from the heavens. But there is more to honey than meets the eye.

At the Simple Weigh, we beelieve in the magic of honey. In the often drab and dismal world of healthy eating, there seems to be an unwritten rule that sweet, delicious, sugary, syrupy, sticky foods are probably not that good for us. Yet honey seems to defy any such unwritten rule, all whilst displaying some unbeelievable medicinal properties. If that’s not magic, we don’t know what is!

Here are the 3 secret benefits of honey that will blow your mind:

1.) Wound Healing.

Honey has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. It contains hydrogen peroxide which helps fight infection. Honey is also acidic and promotes the release of oxygen from the wound which encourages healing. Don’t get us wrong, it is probably best to only try this on small cuts instead of stab wounds n’tha, but we still think it’s pretty cool.

2.) Natural Sore throat or Cough Medicine.

Now the singers among us may already know about this one (if so, spread the message and save the bees!) but honey is great for soothing a sore throat or a nasty cough. That is because it not only creates a protective coating around the throat but also has anti-inflammatory properties which reduce swelling and irritation. You can consume the honey straight from a spoon or alternatively enjoy a warm honey and lemon drink. Something to try next flu season… how exciting.

3.) Do you suffer from pollen allergies? If so, we have some good news for you!

Although the research is a little sketchy, there is some evidence which suggests that eating local raw honey could help reduce the effects of pollen allergies! That is because by eating honey, you are ingesting local pollens in small manageable doses which helps the body build a tolerance towards them. If you are a fellow Hartlepudlian suffering from seasonal allergies pop in and ask for Hogarth’s Honey. This Honey is taken from all over Cleveland, North Yorkshire and County Durham and collected just down the road in Billingham. May as well give it a try eh? If it doesn’t work at least you’ll have something to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Do you beelieve in the magic of bees yet? We’re assuming you said yes because… how could you not after reading this? But if you want to try our local raw honey for yourself and are wondering what you can do with it besides drinking it straight from the jar like Winnie the Poo, here are some suggestions for you !

- Drizzle a spoonful over your breakfast cereal or porridge.

- Mix some into a bowl of fruit and Greek yoghurt.

- Put it in smoothies to make them even tastier.

- Spread it on some toast.

- Mix with sugar to make a natural face scrub or with turmeric to make a calming face mask. Treat yo’self!

How do you eat your honey? Let us know and we will share your recipes with everyone on Instagram so that we can all enjoy the magic of honey.

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